Took a busmans holiday to Ikea Ashton-Under-Lyne store today. It doesn't come flat packed and doesn't need any tools apart from a bottle opener.
Being a big fan of George Clarkes Shed Of The Year on Channel 4 I'm always keen to see what ingenious creations people come up with. Some are done with a large budget and some on a shoestring.
Though they might not be as fancy as others, the ones built using recycled materials are the clear winners. It takes a good imagination and some hands-on skill to turn nothing in something special.
Take this entry for instance. The guys an artist so created a studio. Everything used to build it was reclaimed, wooden pallets for the walls, windows out of a skip and even rusty old nails were straightened out and re-used. Hats off to him !
Was browsing the internet and found this wooden concept car by Toyota. Bit like a life-size Technic Lego model. Pretty cool but not sure who it would fare with our wet and windy Manchester weather ?!!
You can read more about it here.....http://www.autoevolution.com/news/toyota-setsuna-concept-headed-for-milan-design-week-106140.html#
Had a couple of hours free this afternoon so built a garden planter from some old pallets kindly given away by a Manchester builder. The timber was full of nails but once knocked out was fine to cut and assemble.
Not the prettiest on the eye but should do the job and didn't cost a bean !!
Can't afford a shiny new flat-pack kitchen ? No problem. Nip down to your nearest industrial estate in the Manchester area and pick up a few old wooden pallets. Stack them on top of each other for the desired look and find something to use as a worktop as seen here.
Once you get bored of your new kitchen simply take them apart and build something else...It's Lego for adults !!